Education Coordinator (Registered Nurse) - Discharge Planning

Position: Education Coordinator (Registered Nurse) - Discharge Planning

Job ID: 402998

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Care Management

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for an Education Coordinator for Discharge Planning -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will ensure effective and efficient education and training of clinical staff at the practice level and to assist in the implementation of designated centralized components of the educational program. The educational program consists of: 1) centralized orientation, 2) annual competence assessment, 3) practice orientation and preceptor/buddy development, 4) required training, 5) ongoing staff development, 6) student affiliations, and 7) performance improvement.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

•    Designs, implements, coordinates and evaluates educational programs for clinical and non-clinical staff
•    Instructs 4 CPR/BLS programs annually by collaborating with the department of clinical training and development
•    Identifies group of mentors/preceptors for clinical departments to assist with orientation of new employees and staff completion of required training programs
•    Coordinates the assignment of orientees to preceptors, serves as a resource for preceptors, and provides coaching and support to preceptors who are dealing with difficult orientee situations, as measured by preceptor feedback
•    Manages special projects and performance improvement initiatives for the department
•    Works closely with Quality and Outcomes Management to establish a proficient knowledge base of all regulatory agency standards and an expert knowledge base of key areas related to nursing and relevant standard changes as evidenced by attendance and participation organizational readiness committees
•    Provides nursing consultation and clinical expertise to individual clinics and ancillary departments to facilitate clinical operations and patient care
•    Documents and submits incidents including plan or follow-up to the director of nursing and clinic leadership within 24 hours of occurrence

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

•    Bachelor’s degree in nursing, or associate’s degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement, or an associate’s degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining a RN license, or technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement, or must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required
•    RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact required
•    BLS certification from the American Heart Association required
•    2 years clinical nursing experience required
•    Some leadership experience preferred
•    Discharge planning and case management experience highly preferred

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